Baden 1776 ducat Fr-146

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Sincona sale 38, lot 1125
This specimen was lot 1125 in Sincona sale 38 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 1,200 CHF (about US$1,439 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Baden-Durlach, Markgrafschaft, Karl Friedrich, 1746-1811 Dukat 1776. Baden Auf die Geburt seiner Zwillings Enkelinnen, Katharina Amalia und Karoline Friederike Wilhelmine, gewidmet von der Stadt Durlach. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. Leicht gewellt. (margraviate of Baden-Durlach, Charles Frederick, 1746-1811, ducat of 1776, on the birth of twin daughters. Very fine-extremely fine, Slightly wavy planchet.)"
Another ducat (KM 127) exists featuring the mother. One proud papa. Alas, both types are rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW, this specimen 3.48 g.

Catalog reference: KM 128, Wielandt/Zeitz 151. Fr-146.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 38, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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